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Quick Takes: More UDDI support

SAP, IBM and Hewlett-Packard are supporting UDDII4J, an open source Java class library, and Niku Corp. has made its services relationship management software compatible with SAP.

UDDI4J gains support

Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, Calif., IBM, Somers, N.Y. and SAP, Walldorf, Germany, are supporting UDDI4J, an open-source Java class library that supplies an application-programming interface for interacting with Universal Description Discovery and Integration registries. UDDI4J provides Java developers a common API for programmatically registering services and for querying and accessing information in UDDI-based registries. The agreement benefits the Web services industry by reducing hurdles associated with creating Web services tools, the companies said.

Niku SRM product integrated with SAP

Niku Corp., Redwood, Calif., a provider of services relationship management software, has developed detailed integration mapping between its Niku SRM product and SAP. To support the integration between Niku 6 and SAP, Niku developed XML Open Gateway, (a SOAP/XML based protocol, architecture to facilitate point-to-point, application-to-application integration. The company also supports SAP's recent adoption of Universal Description, Discovery and Integration Business Registry as a platform for integrating application services.

J.D. Edward's updates supply chain suite

J.D. Edwards & Co., Denver, Colo., is now selling Advanced Planning 4.0, an update of its supply chain suite. New features include scenario simulation capabilities in the Strategic Network Optimization application and more.

SAP cited by magazine

CMP Media's Intelligent Enterprise Magazine selected SAP as one of the top 12 most influential information technology solution providers in the development of emerging businesses, citing the company's SAP Portals subsidiary as a reason for inclusion.

Peoplesoft cited by research group

PeopleSoft, San Jose, Calif., was ranked highest in unaided brand awareness among mid-market companies for its pure Internet customer relationship management solution, concluded a study by, an online research company. The online study researched the needs and opinions of decision makers at companies with annual revenue between $50 and $500 million. PeopleSoft 8 CRM was the leading response, PeopleSoft said.

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